Hazard Management and Emergency Planning: Perspectives in Britain

Hazard Management and Emergency Planning: Perspectives in Britain

by Dennis Parker, John Handmer
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Hazard Management and Emergency Planning: Perspectives in Britain by Dennis Parker, John Handmer

This book assesses critically the British approach to hazard management and emergency planning. It identifies the principal legal, organizational and cultural impediments to more effective hazard management and emergency planning, postulates explanations for the shortcomings in the British approach and examines a number of promising avenues for improving current practice. It comprises 18 chapters written by experts with a wide range of practical experience in the many different aspects of the field. Many of the authors introduce international perspectives and comparisons. From it all, the editors conclude, sadly: 'The overall hazard and emergency management approach currently adopted in Britain appears to be inadequate and current standards of protection appear to be inefficient for the 1990s and beyond'

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134253210
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/17/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

The editors are Dennis Parker, from the Flood Hazard Research Centre at Middlesex Polytechnic and John Handmer, from the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies at the Australian National University.

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Hazard Management and Emergency Planning: Perspectives on Britain 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I thoroughly enjoyed the story & characters, there were some significant grammatical errors that literally "popped" me out of the flow of the book. Other than that, I highly recommend this book & can hardly wait for the next in the series!